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Jetson Nano Module
Jetson Nano Module

NVIDIA Jetson Nano Module with 16G EMMC

Jetson Nano dev kit.



JETSON NANO DEV KIT made by Waveshare, based on AI computers Jetson Nano and Jetson Xavier NX, providing almost the same IOs, size and thickness as the Jetson Nano Developer Kit (B01), more convenient for upgrading the core module. By utilizing the power of the core module, it is qualified for fields like image classification, object detection, segmentation, speech processing, etc., and can be used in sorts of AI projects.

Features of Jetson Nano Module

GPU NVIDIA Maxwell™ architecture with 128 NVIDIA CUDA® cores
CPU Quad-core ARM® Cortex®-A57 MPCore processor
Memory 4 GB 64-bit LPDDR4
1600 MHz – 25.6 GB/s
Storage 16 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash
Video Encode 250 MP/s

1x 4K @ 30 (HEVC)
2x 1080p @ 60 (HEVC)
4x 1080p @ 30 (HEVC)

Video Decode 500 MP/s

1x 4K @ 60 (HEVC)
2x 4K @ 30 (HEVC)
4x 1080p @ 60 (HEVC)
8x 1080p @ 30 (HEVC)

Camera 12 lanes(3x4 或 4x2)MIPI CSI-2 D-PHY 1.1 (18 Gbps)
Connectivity Wi-Fi requires external chip

10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet

Display eDP 1.4 | DSI (1 x2) 2 simultaneous
UPHY 1 x1/2/4 PCIE、1 xUSB 3.0、3 xUSB 2.0
I/O 1x SDIO / 2x SPI / 4x I2C / 2x I2S / GPIOs -> I2C, I2S


  1. Core module socket
  2. M.2 Key E connector
  3. PoE pins: PoE module is not included
  4. 40PIN GPIO header
  5. Micro USB port: for 5V power input or for USB data transmission
  6. Gigabit Ethernet port: 10/100/1000Base-T auto-negotiation, supports PoE if external PoE module is connected
  7. 4x USB 3.0 port
  8. HDMI output port
  9. DisplayPort connector
  10. DC jack: for 5V power input
  11. 2x MIPI CSI camera connector

Write OS

The JETSON-NANO-DEV-KIT uses the production Jetson Nano version, which has 16 EMMC for OS instead of the SD card slot.
In this case, to write the Jetson nano, you need to use a Ubuntu 18.04 PC and the SDK Manager tools.

Setup software

  • Environment: Ubuntu18.04 PC (virtual machine is OK)
    For download resources, you need to leave 100G memory for the ubuntu18.04 PC
  • SDK Manager download link
    For downloading resources and logging in to the SDK Manager, please create an account of the NVIDIA DEVELOPER website first.
  • Download the deb file to the Ubuntu PC, and copy the file to the user directory.
  • Open a terminal and run the following command to install the SDK manager
sudo apt install ./sdkmanager_[version]-[build#]_amd64.deb

Note: you need to modify the [version]-[build#] to the actual file name.

Configure Hardware

Jetson-nano-Force recovery.jpg
  • Connect FC REC and GND pins by jumper or cable, the pins are located under the Jetson Nano module board
  • Connect power to the DC port of the Jetson Nano to power on.
  • Connect an USB cable (data available) to the Micro USB port and connect it to Ubuntu PC.

Write OS

  • Open a terminal in ubuntu PC, run command sdkmanager to oepn the tool
  • Log in SDK Manager
  • If the Jetson Nano is recognized normall, it will prompt the options
  • 开Choose the Jetson Nano
  • In the JetPack options, please choose the newest JetPack and then Continue. Do not choose other SDK
  • Check Jetson OS option and remove Jetson SDK Components, check the first protocol
  • Continue and wait for flashing.
  • After flashing, remove the jumper, connect a display to the Jetson Nano, power on and setup it by following prompt.


Please short the J48 pins with the provided jumper and test it again, Note that the jumper attaches to one of the J48 pins.


Please check if you have connected the display tightly, and please use HDMI or DP display. And please use the newest image and test it again.